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Historical Shelters

Historic Big Sur Getaway with Ocean and Forest Views

By Bethany Erickson | July 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Historic Big Sur Getaway with Ocean and Forest Views

One of California’s best scenic drives is Highway 1 through Big Sur — and this week’s historical shelter is not only boasting a Highway 1 address, but it was built by one of the foundational members of the Big Sur community. Back in the day, Big Sur was quite the hotbed of artistic talent, from […]

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Regal Lake Grapevine Estate Far Cry From Time Owned by Dallas Mobster

By Bethany Erickson | June 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Regal Lake Grapevine Estate Far Cry From Time Owned by Dallas Mobster

All that’s really left to remind anyone of the time Herbert “The Cat” Noble lived in North Texas is the stretch of land he bought up around 1941, before there was a Lake Grapevine, in southern Denton County.  Suffice to say, Noble wouldn’t recognize the extravagant estate that sits there now, either. When he lived […]

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Historic Camp Woods Estate Is a Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Turnkey Find

By Deb R. Brimer | June 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Historic Camp Woods Estate Is a Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Turnkey Find

Camp Woods Estate is surrounded by rich American history. Located in Ambler, Pennsylvania, the estate took its name from the adjacent 36-acre Camp Woods Land Preserve where General George Washington and his troops spent the fall of 1777 during the Revolutionary War. And the birthplace of America in Philadelphia’s Center City is only 16 miles […]

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Mel Gibson’s Former Historic Estate in Connecticut Redefines Splendor

By Deb R. Brimer | June 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Mel Gibson’s Former Historic Estate in Connecticut Redefines Splendor

This magnificent historic estate has an abundance of star power all its own. Not only did famed actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson call it his Connecticut home for 15 years, its more than 75 landscaped acres is deemed to be the largest and most opulent landholding in Greenwich.

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Inside the Historic Hudson Valley Estate Once Owned by Composer Marvin Hamlisch

By Deb R. Brimer | June 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Inside the Historic Hudson Valley Estate Once Owned by Composer Marvin Hamlisch

One can only imagine how much musical history legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch made at this circa 1839 compound. But one thing is certain: the awe-inspiring 40-acre estate – bordered by lush meadows and wooded greenery – is ideally arranged for creativity. From a visual standpoint, the reimagination of noted architect Paul Gleicher takes center stage. […]

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The Duff House Offers Two Historic Virginia Homes in One

By Deb R. Brimer | June 2, 2019 | Comments Off on The Duff House Offers Two Historic Virginia Homes in One

If this 19th century Antebellum farmhouse doesn’t capture your senses, wait until you see the log cabin inside that predates the Revolutionary War. Located at 21276 Alvarado Drive in Abingdon, Virginia, this 4,410-square-feet home on 3.68 acres is a striking blend of two eras in American history. Despite modern restorations and amenities that recent owners […]

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